Bought one of these in Currys in Dunstable today. Thought it was a bargain at £49.97
It is one of their clearance items so I am not sure of store availablity. But I thought I would tell you all about it anyway. The cashier said they were previously selling for about £160 before the clearance. FYI the item number is 000668746.
It comes with an external 2.5 hard drive (these retail for about £30 on their own)
Emtec P800 HDD Movie Cube
Price at launch £239.00
Connectivity HDMI, RJ-45, USB 1.1, USB 2.0
No of HDMI Outputs 1
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Yes
Freeview PVR Yes
HDD Capacity (GB) 500
Playable Formats AVI, BMP, JPEG, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4 , MPEG 2, OGG, WMA, Xvid
Its effectively a hard disk drive (HDD) that stores multimedia stuff like MP3s and MPEG 4 movies. But it goes far beyond the abilities of a regular HDD.
For starters it also has a TV recording function using Freeview DVBT and Analog tuners. All the regular PVR features such as pausing live TV are naturally available.
However, the Movie Cube P800s recording function also allows you to record any input directly onto its hard disk, including DVD or VHS.
This being the era of high definition theres obviously a HDMI connection to offer a high transmission rate of audio/video signals.
An Ethernet port 10/100 enables data transmission in a local network and the Movie Cube can be used as a wireless gateway to access your multimedia files stored on Wi-Fi compatible PCs.